I was an elementary school art teacher today. I just let them draw pictures. These are my two favorites, both from *kindergarteners:
The artist admitted to being **inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night." I like how he simplified it while maintaining its essence. I also like how the moon has morphed into a spiral in the kindergartener's version.
And I'm not sure if the second figure in this next budding artist's work is a sweaty fish with hair, or a fish-like person with sweat, but it is suh-weet, in my opinion:
The colors on both were better in person. My cell phone isn't the best. Aren't the pictures great?
* Five-year-olds (or five-and-a-half-year-olds, as they like to point out).
** Very very unpretentiously and innocently admitted that he enjoys that picture, which was one of the prints of great art hanging on the wall.